Sermon on walls and hope and the Abraham Mosque

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    11-18-2012 NBW HFASS Sermon<——Click here to listen along I recently read that there is literally a psychological disorder called “Jerusalem syndrome” in which people returning from visiting the Holy Land exhibit irrational and obsessive religious fervor. And as many of you know, I’ve just returned from 2 weeks in the Land called Holy [Read More...]

Sermon on Why the Gospel is More Wizard of Oz-y than the Law

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  10-28-2012 NBW Sermon <—-click here to listen along.  The difference between listening to a sermon and reading a sermon is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing a bullet. Happy Reformation Sunday, or as I like to call it: Lutheran Pridefulness Sunday, a day in the liturgical year where we celebrate the protestant reformation and [Read More...]

Getting Jesus to Do Whatever You Ask of Him (and other ways you can’t avoid death and resurrection)

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10-21-12 NBW Sermon <—–click here to listen to the sermon (that’s what makes it “preaching”) This might seem weird to you, but I don’t always get what I want. And a year and a half ago, as many of you know, I wanted something really particular. For the 1st 3 years of this church, we were [Read More...]

A sermon on hacking off our own limbs for Jesus.

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Mark 9:42-48 “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for [Read More...]

Sermon on Snot-nosed Children, Insecurity and The Lap of God

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  NBW sermon 9-23-2012 <——click here to listen along. (sermons are a spoken art form) A couple days ago I called my friend Kae so we could talk about this Gospel reading where Jesus takes a child in his arms and teaches the disciples that if they welcome a child in his name they welcome God.  [Read More...]

Parking Day Eucharist

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Tomorrow (Friday Sept 21st) House for All Sinners and Saints will be participating in Parking Day www.parkingday.org , a day when the people take over metered parking spaces as community space. We will be holding a Eucharist at 8a, noon, and 4:30. Please check Twitter and Facebook for exact locations 30 minutes in advance. (downtown Denver or [Read More...]

Sermon for the ordination of Matthew Nickoloff

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Matthew was the Vicar (seminary intern) for 14 months at House for All Sinners and Saints and this past Thursday I was honored to preach at his ordination.  He is planting a church now in Rochester, NY.  You can “like” a page on Facebook called South Wedge Mission to learn more.  Literally today is his [Read More...]

Sometimes It Hurts; a Sermon on Healing

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  NBW sermon 9-9-12 <——-click here to listen along.  Sermons are a spoken act.   31Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged [Read More...]

“This teaching is HARD, who can accept it” – a sermon on the Eucharist

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NBW Sermon 8-26-2012 <CLICK HERE to listen along.  Sermons are a spoken event!! In the last couple weeks, many of us here have been lucky enough to see a musical called The Book of Mormon.  It’s an irreverent and profoundly funny look at the culture of religion in general and the origins of a distinctly American [Read More...]

Sermon on Eternal Life and Living Like Liberace With Your Mom and Her Friends Forever

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Jesus said to them, 7Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life.   When I was in my twenties and totally out of control and pretty much estranged from my conservative Christian parents I used to joke about how my mom would try and guilt me into [Read More...]


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